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Palestinian resistance group Hamas also decried the incidents and called on people to be insistent on their will to enter and leave the sacred mosque when they want. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas denounced the "dangerous Israeli escalation" and warned of "serious repercussions". Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu joined in the chorus of condemnation, calling on "the whole world to react to Israel's brazen attacks on our sacred lands" in response to the decision to close off ...
  • Algerian President Bouteflika pulls candidacy for fifth term

    Algerian President Bouteflika pulls candidacy for fifth term

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    The new date for elections and a date for a referendum on a new constitution were not specified in his address. Ramtane Lamamra, a diplomatic advisor to Bouteflika , was named deputy prime minister, reported Reuters. Bouteflika became president in 1999 and he has clung to power despite his ill health. Al Jazeera's Hashem Ahelbarra takes a look at Bouteflika's political life.
  • ‘Good news’ for Iran soon, PM Imran tells President Rouhani

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    Prime Minister Imran Khan said he would soon have "good news" for Iran as he spoke to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani over telephone on Saturday. Iran and Iraq plan to raise annual bilateral trade to $20 billion from the current level of $12 billion, according to Rouhani. "Whenever the people of the region had a problem and asked Iran for help, the people and government of Iran rushed to their help with all their power", he added.
  • Car passenger choked driver for singing Christmas carols: cops

    Car passenger choked driver for singing Christmas carols: cops

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    Pa. state police say the passenger, 25-year-old Clayton Lucas, began choking the minivan driver over all the Christmas music. A Christmas carol lover hit a sour note with a Scrooge who allegedly tried to strangle him last week. Police said they needed to use force to subdue Lucas after he did not respond to their commands. A man was arrested this week after police say he allegedly assaulted another man because he was singing Christmas songs in the auto.
  • Brexit: 'Legally binding' changes to European Union deal agreed

    Brexit: 'Legally binding' changes to European Union deal agreed

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    Shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer said it was "imperative" that the PM answer the question in person, rather than sending a minister in her place. Lidington added that the changes meant the European Union could not "trap" the United Kingdom in the backstop and if Brussels were to act with that intention it would be an "explicit breach" that could be challenged through arbitration.
  • SDF launches assault on last Isis enclave in eastern Syria

    SDF launches assault on last Isis enclave in eastern Syria

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    The video obtained by AP was shot on Wednesday by a fighter from the People's Protection Units, or YPG, the main Kurdish militia which is part of the Syrian Democratic Forces . A USA senior defense official said in Washington on Friday that it would not be a surprise, based on current conditions, if it took another couple of weeks to finish "mopping up" the IS enclave.
  • Two in Custody for Murder of Girl Found in Duffel Bag

    Two in Custody for Murder of Girl Found in Duffel Bag

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    Since the discovery of the girl whose upper body stuck partially out of the bag and apparently was tossed from the roadway landing near the trail, authorities have attempted to identify her. Family members gather on March 10, 2019, at the scene where a little girl was found dead inside of a duffel bag in Hacienda Heights on March 5, 2019.
  • Ask Democrats Whether or Not They Hate Jews

    Ask Democrats Whether or Not They Hate Jews

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    Speaking at a closed meeting with Republican Party donors over the weekend, US President Donald Trump bragged about how much he'd done for Israel, highlighting his controversial decision to recognise Jerusalem as its capital and relocate the US Embassy to the city, Axios reported .
  • Pelosi Comes Out Against Impeaching Trump: ‘He’s Just Not Worth It’

    Pelosi Comes Out Against Impeaching Trump: ‘He’s Just Not Worth It’

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    Pelosi and her allies have argued they can move forward with impeachment only when public opinion turns against Trump in such a way that it's no longer politically advantageous for Republicans to stick with him. The timing of Pelosi's impeachment announcement is odd, as it comes after a week of headlines highlighting divisions in the Democratic Caucus over the party's response to comments from freshman Rep.
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Calls Capitalism 'Irredeemable'

    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Calls Capitalism 'Irredeemable'

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    Her proof for the accusation is a statement from an individual named Stephen Fiske, whom she identifies as an "AIPAC activist", who was quoted in a recent New York Times article positing that Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, and Tlaib "will not be around in several years".
  • Bolton Downplays Threat of North Korean Missile Test

    Bolton Downplays Threat of North Korean Missile Test

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    This image provided by Airbus Defence & Space and 38 North via a satellite image from CNES which was captured on March 6, 2019, shows the Sohae Satellite Launch Facility in Tongchang-ri, North Korea . He said the Trump administration took it "very seriously" but cautioned against drawing any snap conclusions. South Korea is " closely tracking and looking into all activity for possible scenarios including a missile launch " across the border, in close coordination with the USA, according to ...
  • Bodies of missing Italian, British climbers found on Pakistan mountain

    Bodies of missing Italian, British climbers found on Pakistan mountain

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    With great sadness I inform that the search for Daniele Nardi and Tom Ballard is over as Alex Txikon and the search team have confirmed that the silhouettes spotted on Mummery at about 5,900 metres are those of Daniele and Tom. Nardi, 42, from Rome, had attempted to scale Nanga Parbat in winter several times. The statement added: "The family remembers Tom as a competent alpinist and fearless friend of Daniele".
  • Sterling bounces around on Brexit vote talk

    Sterling bounces around on Brexit vote talk

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    Back then, lawmakers backed a motion for changes to be made to the backstop, which prevents a hard border in Ireland , and yet those changes have not materialized. Hard-line Brexit supporters in May's Conservative Party said she should postpone Tuesday's vote rather than risk another crushing defeat. As May has failed to substantially change her Brexit strategy for months, she has found it has been changed for her by lawmakers from all parties.
  • Adnan Syed, Pakistan-American of ‘Serial’ podcast, denied retrial in murder case

    Adnan Syed, Pakistan-American of ‘Serial’ podcast, denied retrial in murder case

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    We will not give up on Adnan Syed . "We will not give up", Brown tweeted , adding the hashtag #FreeAdnan. Lead defense attorney Justin Brown , in a statement , said Syed's team is "devastated" by the Court of Appeals ruling. We think just the opposite is true. Three dissenters said they thought Syed was prejudiced by the trial lawyer's failure to investigate the alibi witness.